Five OF Swords DETAILED MEANINGRecuperation
The appearance of The Five of Swords builds on the image of the previous card. The five swords are arranged with three in a positive upright position whilst two face towards the seeker representing residual opposition. The brick wall is greatly reduced, a brooding sky appears to be clearing,revealing the calm after the storm.
The Five of Swords indicates that we have accepted our limitations, that we have considered our position and are willing to accept losses in order to move towards a positive outcome. It when the seeker draws this card I often sense that disquiet around their personal relationships has left them resentful and wishing to seek revenge. The lesson here is that the only option is to be magnanimous, resign ourselves to any blocks in our path, and walk away with our pride intact. The two badly placed swords suggest that we are feeling overpowered or dominated in some way and that we must accept vulnerability to rise above the situation, stepped back and accept that through defeat we will only emerge stronger. The Five of Swords in conjunction with the previous card from the suit warns against striving for too much, we should only take on battles that we are confident we can emerge from victorious. The Five of Swords - Revenge is pointless, remember Karma is a powerful force....
Alchemical Element : Air